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The Blood Of Jesus Christ

When I was younger, I used to despise the message of the Blood (and the proponents thereof). What are the redeeming characteristics/properties of blood that make it appealing to you? What does it mean to you?

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I WANT US TO BE TOGETHER IN HEAVEN, You may be a millionaire wearing clothes beyond compare, you may have the best that money can buy. But if the blood is not applied then in hell you'll lift your eyes, I want us to be together in Heaven.
---Reba on 7/8/10


Colossians 1:19-21
19For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell, 20And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself, by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven. 21And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled.

Through the Blood of the Cross. With Peace through His Blood, I am Justified, reconciled to God.

I would say, that amazing truth does coagulate ..congeal's ( makes firm and strong) with me!
---kathr4453 on 6/23/10


No properties of blood make it "appealing." All blood coagulates, animal or human. However, it is true that "the life is in the blood" We can't exist without blood since it distributes oxygen to every organ and cell in the body. Without enough, we die in minutes.

Jesus gave His life for us, both literally and figuratively, when He shed His blood.

The OT specified that an animal sacrifice must be a first born animal without "spot or blemish". Jesus, the First-born (and only Son) of the Father, was perfect as no other sacrifice. He was the Lamb of God, sacrificed for us, once for all. His blood did not "cover" sin temporarily, but expunged it forever for those who place their faith in Him.
---Donna66 on 6/22/10


Animal blood is also blood that coagulates...however it was only a REMINDER of sin, year after year. -kathr

Jesus' blood is the fulfilled coagulation.

There are other elements you can 'draw' from it. (Get it...of course not...we have to be so serious on CN.)

Anyway, blood sacrifice was needed because God had to sacrifice and kill an animal to make cover for Adam and Eve when they became in the "know". However, He knew that He would have to come in the flesh, and become that sacrifice to cover or wash away our sin forever with His Blood.

For you, it may diminish the meaning. For me it adds beauty on top of perfection.
---aka.joseph on 6/22/10


I was asking about how the characteristics of blood (physical) relates to the message of the Blood (biblical). I prefer to wite a short paragraph and have people comment instead of a 50 word question.

---aka.joseph on 6/14/10

I don't believe the characteristics of blood have anything to do with. I think by wanting to make such analogies is to diminish the REAL meaning. Animal blood is also blood that coagulates...however it was only a REMINDER of sin, year after year.

The Blood of Jesus meaning the JUST for the unjust. HE died to bring you LIFE!! Eternal life.
---kathr4453 on 6/22/10




Not only does the blood of Christ redeem believers from sin and eternal punishment, but "His blood" will purge our consciences from dead works to serve teh living God. Hebrews 9:14

Because the blood of Christ has redeemed us, we are now new creations in Christ 2 Cor 5:17, and by His blood we are freed from sin to serve the living God.
---kathr4453 on 6/22/10


yes he came to live a live without blemish for us to emulate
---samuel on 6/22/10


Thinking about the blood of JESUS reminds me that His death paid for my sins. Sadly it is true that many churches are forgetting the blood.

Also yes communion is symbolic.
---Samuel on 6/22/10


Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin [is] death, but the gift of God [is] eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Genesis 2:17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.

Hebrews 9:22 And almost all things are by the law purged with blood, and without shedding of blood is no remission.

It takes death ( shedding of blood) to satisfy sin. But sinflull blood cannot redeem sinful man. It must be inocent blood, or the death of an inocent being. Christ is that inocent being.
---francis on 6/22/10


michael_e, that which used to fuel my anger and rage is now the only thing which will wash away our sin(s).

God Leads Us Along - lyrics by and music by George A. Young

In shady, green pastures, so rich and so sweet,
God leads His dear children along,
Where the waters cool flow bathes the weary ones feet,
God leads His dear children along.

Some through the waters, some through the flood,
Some through the fire, but all through the blood,
Some through great sorrow, but God gives a song,
In the night season and all the day long...
---aka.joseph on 6/22/10




aka, its good to hear you USED to, a lot of "churches" today despise the Blood along with some of our modern translations

One of few absolutes,
Without the shedding of blood there is no remission of sin
---michael_e on 6/21/10


Cluny: \\PS The possessive of Jesus is usually Jesus' :~)
---aka.joseph on 6/14/10\\

Not according to Strunk & White's ELEMENTS OF STYLE. All singlular nouns ending in s, including proper names, form the plural with 's, hence "Jesus's"."

You both are right depending, of course, in what "elements of style" you read. William Strunk's Elements of Style recommends adding the 's, but other "elements of style" says both ways as long as a writer is consistant in his writing. I know Associated Press Stylebook leaves out the "s" and I think the New York Public Library's Guide to Style and Usage has it both ways.
---Steveng on 6/15/10


No, I don't believe in vampires. You brought it up.

Cluny, the blood shed for us had purpose in every aspect. I do not believe the communion elements literally become anything. They are symbolic. However, I daily remember His death and appropriate the benefits thereof. If that "sounds like" a particular Catholic tradition or belief, then so be it. There are pracrticing Catholics who are born again. The difference is where their faith lies...in their tradition or in Christ.
---Linda on 6/14/10


\\PS The possessive of Jesus is usually Jesus' :~)
---aka.joseph on 6/14/10\\

Not according to Strunk & White's ELEMENTS OF STYLE. All singlular nouns ending in s, including proper names, form the plural with 's, hence "Jesus's".
---Cluny on 6/14/10


~ What can wash away my sin?
Nothing but the blood of Jesus,
What can make me whole again?
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

(refrain) Oh! precious is the flow
That makes me white as snow,
No other fount I know,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

For my pardon, this I see,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus,
For my cleansing this my plea,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

(refrain)

Nothing can for sin atone,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus,
Naught of good that I have done,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

(refrain).~
---Eloy on 6/15/10


//Sounds to me like your capitalization of Blood in your initial post meant Jesus's blood in particular.//

I was asking about how the characteristics of blood (physical) relates to the message of the Blood (biblical). I prefer to wite a short paragraph and have people comment instead of a 50 word question.


I will stick to answering inane questions or leading questions and not asking questions that might have anything to do with the gospel rather than tricky questions that lead to doctrinal argument and stalemate.

PS The possessive of Jesus is usually Jesus' :~)
---aka.joseph on 6/14/10


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John 6:53 Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you.
1John 1:7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.
Eph 2:13 But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.
Rev 1:5 And from Jesus Christ, [who is] the faithful witness, [and] the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,
Mat 26:28 For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.
---micha9344 on 6/14/10


Reba,
You stated christ's blood is the only way we can be free from eternal death.
Well,a man asked Jesus what must he do to have eternal life .And Jesus' answer was much different from what you have stated here.
---earl on 6/14/10


\\I am not talking about Jesus' blood per se. I am talking about blood in general and how it relates to our Savior's divinty.\\

Sounds to me like your capitalization of Blood in your initial post meant Jesus's blood in particular. (I admit that some questions can't be adequately expressed in just 50 words.)

**The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and terrible day of the LORD come.**

It sounds like Joel is saying that the "day of the Lord" means His Crucifixion, descent into Sheol, and Resurrection

May I suggest that since the sun was darkened at Our Lord's Crucifixion, on the other side of the globe the moon might well have appeared as blood?

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---Cluny on 6/14/10


The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and terrible day of the LORD come.

Many of you are taking the blood thing too literal. Does the moon really turn to blood in the above verse? This is just one of the many metaphors and similes used when blood is mentioned in scripture. The blood of Jesus simply means his death. To learn more, do an online KJV bible search for the keyword "blood." As you read many of these verse in context, you'll notice a parallel connotation between the sacrifices in the OT and the sacrifice of Jesus.
---Steveng on 6/14/10


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you can read it whatever way that you want. 'it' was a precedent to the 'message of'.

But, here is a great example of how spiritual people can understand spiritual things and not use HBO or other worldly things as a reference, but the bible itself.

Personally, I do not believe in the fiction and sensationalism of vampires, but I do believe there are hidden rituals of human blood sacrifice and the people who collect this blood may be referred to as a vampire.

I also believe there is always a lunatic fringe that tries to emulate fiction.
---aka.joseph on 6/14/10


atheist,Logic has nothing to do with the redeeming char. of the sacrifice of Christ. It's all in faith & trust of the perfect,sinless sacrifice/ a covering for our sins. Christ's blood is the only way we can be free from eternal death. Anything said in jest is a mockery regardless of how much "logic" is involved. You may find it entertaining to poke fun at the brutal death & suffering of Christ, I only wish you were capable of understanding the state of your life after death. But only the Holy Spirit can make you understand that. Then again, it's possible that you've turned Him away to the point that He no longer deals with you. In that case, we're all wasting our time.
---Reba on 6/14/10


Cluny,

I think you are taking this question way out there. I only have so many words to say so much.

I am not talking about Jesus' blood per se. I am talking about blood in general and how it relates to our Savior's divinty.

For example, blood coagulates, thus stopping a bleeder, as Jesus stops 'spiritual bleeders' for us. Blood carries 'things' to heal a wound as Jesus's Blood heals us. Another is that blood cleanses, thus it washes away our sin.

Are these examples not taking the physical and searching out the divine meaning?

I suppose if I asked another question about my wife and grounds for divorce that would have been a better question or one about following commandments. Sorry.
---aka.joseph on 6/14/10


Vampires have to draw the blood out themselves, usually from an unwilling victim...and it kills the victim.---Linda on 6/14/10

So I take it that you believe in vampires? Is you source scriptural or is it another?

Reba, reading the last sentence of this question, "What are the redeeming characteristics/properties of blood that make it appealing to you? What does it mean to you?", you could think that this was a blog for the HBO series "True Blood" for vampire imitators. Nothing of mockery in my question. It just follows logically...
---atheist on 6/14/10


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Ah yes the Blood! The Blood of Christ always mean the sacrificial death of Jesus on the cross----redemption can only come through His Blood. The forgiveness of sins. Saints have been liberated from the slavery of self, sin, and Satan, having been bought out of the slave market. If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed---THROUGH HIS BLOOD....Don't ever curse Jesus in front of me. I just might go off the deep end, then you really would have something in which to point your bony finger at.
---catherine on 6/14/10


Vampires have to draw the blood out themselves, usually from an unwilling victim...and it kills the victim. Jesus shed His blood willingly and gave it to us upon the altar for an atonement for the soul....and it causes a man to live and not die.
---Linda on 6/14/10


\\The blood of Jesus Christ is Holy(it is the father that determines the blood type of the child, father of Jesus is God, therefore the blood of Jesus is the very blood of Almighty God.)
\\

Physiologically this is not true.

||Jesus shed His blood 8 ways for 8 reasons. More than likely I won't get them all in one post.||

Did you know the Seven or Eight (depending on how they are numbered) Bloodsheddings of Christ is a favorite Roman Catholic Devotion?
---Cluny on 6/14/10


atheist,(favorite flavors...)Just exactly how old are you, 7? That was a very childish response.Just a humble warning, you should never get so careless as to mock the blood of Christ. That's the only thing that can free you from your sins. Whether you want to accept it or not is up to you- Still that's a serious mockery you just posted.
---Reba on 6/14/10


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---Donna5535 on 6/14/10
Does that make sense?

Yes. "it" was referring to to the 'message of the blood" rather than the blood itself. You know, especially, that it is so hard to relay exactly what you mean on here. :~)

Me, too...mima. favorite subject


Atheist, I was not going to respond to my own question, but yes, I think vampirism and human (blood) sacrifice is one thing that Jesus was addressing.

1 Cor 4:5 The hidden has been going on for a long time. Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God.
---aka.joseph on 6/14/10


In Orthodox Christianity, we worship the ENTIRE Lord, God, and Savior Jesus Christ.

We do not adore His Humanity apart from His Divinity or vice versa.

Even more do we not take one part of His physical body (in this case, His blood) as a subject of veneration.

This is supported by the Bible itself, where there are very few references to Christ's Blood in isolation, and most of these have Eucharistic significance.
---Cluny on 6/14/10


The Blood of Jesus Chris is one of my favorite subjects. The blood of Jesus Christ is Holy(it is the father that determines the blood type of the child, father of Jesus is God, therefore the blood of Jesus is the very blood of Almighty God.)

The blood of Jesus Christ is pure,redeeming and incorruptible. Incorruptible meaning it will not rot, it will not dry up and blow away, it is stable and will last for eternity. The Lord Jesus Christ carried his own blood into heaven and place it on the mercy seat there for you and I. It pleases Almighty God for us to make use of the blood of Jesus Christ. Make use of it by praying by it, meditating on it, and by fath sprinkle it on our persons, Thank you, thank you, thank you, Jesus!!
---mima on 6/14/10


joseph, for me it's not necessarily the blood that is appealing to me, it's that Jesus SHED His blood for me, the meaning of the blood. And that he was without sina and yet SHED His blood for our sins.

Watching the movies about Jesus, when it comes time for the crucifixation, I think Jesus's entire body was covered in blood by the time they got done beating him, putting the nails in his hand and feet, the spear in his side, and the crown of thorns on His head. It's the meaning of the SHED blood that is appealing to me, not blood itself. Does that make sense?
---Donna5535 on 6/14/10


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Jesus shed His blood 8 ways for 8 reasons. More than likely I won't get them all in one post.

Circumcision - to redeem us from the curse of the law
In the Garden - to redeem us from the sweat of Adam's brow, working to get the ground (heart) to produce
Pilate's judgment hall - slapped, smitten, beard plucked out, spit upon, mocked to redeem us from every social injustice done to us
Stripes -39 for Jewish law and many more to end the controversy between the two men (Jew/Gentile, inward man/outward man, healing in physical body
Crown of thorns - back~to redeem us from what is behind, front - the inability to face life, left - from the judgment of the goats, right - message of grace (5 no's of Romans 8)
---Linda on 6/14/10


Are there Christian vampires? Are there favorite flavors?
---atheist on 6/14/10


Hands - works and worship, we can now lift holy hands without doubt and without wrath.
Feet - put my walk away so I could walk in the works He ordained, hinds' feet, high places
Side (666) - deals with the spirit of anti-christ. He was already dead but they pierced Him afresh.

Abel's blood was unwillingly shed, went into the earth, cried out for vengeance, and put a curse on Cain. Jesus' blood was shed willingly, went into the heaven's, cries out for mercy, blessing on man because curse removed.

That is what the blood of Jesus means to me. When I receive communion, I thank Him for every aspect of His new covenant and drink all of it, pouring none of it out.
---LindaS on 6/14/10


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